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    ICE arrests 11 gang members and associates in Madison, Wis.,

    I.C.E. News Release

    August 12, 2010

    ICE arrests 11 gang members and associates in Madison, Wis., area

    MADISON, Wis. - Agents with the local U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Office of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), in close partnership with the Madison Police Department (MPD), arrested 11 illegal alien gang members and gang associates on Tuesday. This is the latest joint local action of an ongoing national ICE HSI effort to target foreign-born members of violent street gangs.

    The arrests were made Aug. 11 under an initiative by ICE's National Gang Unit dubbed "Operation Community Shield." As part of the initiative, ICE partners with federal, state and local law enforcement agencies across the country to target the significant public safety threat posed by transnational street gangs. Partnerships with local law enforcement agencies are essential to the initiative's success, and they help further ensure officer safety during the operations.

    All 11 men arrested are members or associates of the Chicano Pride and C-14 street gangs; all are Mexican nationals. They have been charged with administrative immigration violations and are being processed for deportation. All of those arrested have previous criminal convictions in addition to their immigration violations. Some of their arrests and convictions include: carrying a concealed weapon, resisting or obstructing a police officer, battery, theft and criminal damage to property. For privacy reasons, ICE does not release the names of those arrested on administrative immigration charges.

    In addition to the Madison Police Department, ICE received assistance from the following agencies: the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF); the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of Wisconsin; and the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS).

    "Street gangs pose a growing public safety threat to communities in the Madison area," said Gary Hartwig, special agent in charge of the ICE HSI office in Chicago. "With each gang member we arrest and remove from the United States, we're making a positive impact in our communities and improving public safety."

    "The arrests during this joint operation with ICE are consistent with what the MPD has stated in the past: we are focused on removing violent gang members from the streets of Madison," said Madison Police Chief Noble Wray. "It is a matter of public safety, and we will work in concert with federal authorities to diminish potential threats. This in no way; however, changes our approach and philosophy in dealing with other members of our immigrant communities."

    ICE's National Gang Unit identifies violent street gangs and develops intelligence on their membership, associates, criminal activities and international movements to deter, disrupt and dismantle gang operations by tracing and seizing cash, weapons and other assets derived from criminal activities.

    Through Operation Community Shield, the federal government uses its powerful immigration and customs law enforcement authorities in a coordinated, national campaign against criminal street gangs in the United States. Transnational street gangs have significant numbers of foreign-born members and are frequently involved in human and contraband smuggling, immigration violations and other crimes with a connection to the border.

    Since ICE began Operation Community Shield in February 2005, more than 18,000 gang members and associates belonging to more than 900 different gangs have been arrested nationwide.

    The public is encouraged to report suspicious activity by calling the ICE toll-free hotline at: 1-866-347-2423. This hotline is staffed around the clock.

    -- ICE --

    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is the largest investigative arm of the Department of Homeland Security.

    ICE is a 21st century law enforcement agency with broad responsibilities for a number of key homeland security priorities. For more information, visit www.ICE.gov. To report suspicious activity, call 1-866-347-2423.

    Last Modified: Thursday, August 12, 2010
    U.S. Department of Homeland Security

    http://www.ice.gov/pi/nr/1008/100812madison.htm
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    With our wide open borders, they will be back in Wisconsin before dinner. Homeland Insecurity like their boss is an absolute joke......
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    Deport all illegal aliens

    THOSE GANG MEMBERS MUST BE DEPORTED NOW.

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    Re: Deport all illegal aliens

    Quote Originally Posted by immigration2009
    THOSE GANG MEMBERS MUST BE DEPORTED NOW.
    All 11 men arrested are members or associates of the Chicano Pride and C-14 street gangs; all are Mexican nationals. They have been charged with administrative immigration violations and are being processed for deportation.
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    Why can't they be incarcerated in AZ, TX, NM and CA and made to clean up the trash that the illegals leave and work on road projects and stuff for 3 to 6 months and then be deported, not just detained in some crafts class with cable TV, but put to work.

    They are just getting a free ride home now and as stated above will be back before dinner.
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    Re: ICE arrests 11 gang members and associates in Madison, W

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnDoe2
    I.C.E. News Release

    August 12, 2010

    ICE arrests 11 gang members and associates in Madison, Wis., area

    MADISON, Wis. - Agents with the local U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Office of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), in close partnership with the Madison Police Department (MPD), arrested 11 illegal alien gang members and gang associates on Tuesday. This is the latest joint local action of an ongoing national ICE HSI effort to target foreign-born members of violent street gangs.

    The arrests were made Aug. 11 under an initiative by ICE's National Gang Unit dubbed "Operation Community Shield." As part of the initiative, ICE partners with federal, state and local law enforcement agencies across the country to target the significant public safety threat posed by transnational street gangs. Partnerships with local law enforcement agencies are essential to the initiative's success, and they help further ensure officer safety during the operations.

    All 11 men arrested are members or associates of the Chicano Pride and C-14 street gangs; all are Mexican nationals. They have been charged with administrative immigration violations and are being processed for deportation. All of those arrested have previous criminal convictions in addition to their immigration violations. Some of their arrests and convictions include: carrying a concealed weapon, resisting or obstructing a police officer, battery, theft and criminal damage to property. For privacy reasons, ICE does not release the names of those arrested on administrative immigration charges.

    In addition to the Madison Police Department, ICE received assistance from the following agencies: the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF); the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of Wisconsin; and the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS).

    "Street gangs pose a growing public safety threat to communities in the Madison area," said Gary Hartwig, special agent in charge of the ICE HSI office in Chicago. "With each gang member we arrest and remove from the United States, we're making a positive impact in our communities and improving public safety."

    "The arrests during this joint operation with ICE are consistent with what the MPD has stated in the past: we are focused on removing violent gang members from the streets of Madison," said Madison Police Chief Noble Wray. "It is a matter of public safety, and we will work in concert with federal authorities to diminish potential threats. This in no way; however, changes our approach and philosophy in dealing with other members of our immigrant communities."

    ICE's National Gang Unit identifies violent street gangs and develops intelligence on their membership, associates, criminal activities and international movements to deter, disrupt and dismantle gang operations by tracing and seizing cash, weapons and other assets derived from criminal activities.

    Through Operation Community Shield, the federal government uses its powerful immigration and customs law enforcement authorities in a coordinated, national campaign against criminal street gangs in the United States. Transnational street gangs have significant numbers of foreign-born members and are frequently involved in human and contraband smuggling, immigration violations and other crimes with a connection to the border.

    Since ICE began Operation Community Shield in February 2005, more than 18,000 gang members and associates belonging to more than 900 different gangs have been arrested nationwide.

    The public is encouraged to report suspicious activity by calling the ICE toll-free hotline at: 1-866-347-2423. This hotline is staffed around the clock.

    -- ICE --

    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is the largest investigative arm of the Department of Homeland Security.

    ICE is a 21st century law enforcement agency with broad responsibilities for a number of key homeland security priorities. For more information, visit www.ICE.gov. To report suspicious activity, call 1-866-347-2423.

    Last Modified: Thursday, August 12, 2010
    U.S. Department of Homeland Security

    http://www.ice.gov/pi/nr/1008/100812madison.htm
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    Gang members' families react to immigration sting
    Posted: Aug 13, 2010 8:23 PM PDT

    By Jamie Hersch

    MADISON (WKOW) -- Madison police say they have arrested a twelfth man believed to be involved in a gang retaliation plot following the murder of Antonio Perez in the spring of 2010.

    All 12 of those arrested are believed to be illegal immigrants and are being processed for deportation.

    In the aftermath of Thursday's immigration sting, the families of the gang members say they are torn apart. They admit their loved ones were living in the U.S. illegally and were members of C-14, the gang police say Perez founded, but they say MPD could have detained the gangsters without involving immigration officials.

    Now, the Latino community feels a renewed sense of fear and mistrust of the police.

    "Most of these kids, they don't have any criminal records. They have kids and they have parents here," said Perez's sister, who goes by the alias "Rosy."

    Police say the sting may have saved another family from losing a loved one in a possible act of gang retaliation.

    "We believe that this strategy was necessary to intervene into something that we felt could save a life here," said MPD Chief Noble Wray.

    Armando Gonzalez's son, Carlos, was among the 12 young men detained. He admits his son is a member of the C-14 gang but says he's done nothing illegal.

    "Just because he has gang tattoos doesn't make him a criminal," said Gonzalez.

    Family members called the idea of a gang retaliation "absurdo."

    "They weren't gonna buy no guns; they weren't gonna retaliate. They know they have a family here. They don't want to get deported," said Rosy.

    Now, several of them likely will be deported.

    Many Latino community leaders say the sting does more harm than good, tearing down bonds between Latinos and police and creating the potential for more crime, not less.

    "Right now what [the community] thinks is it only takes a hunch or a rumor from police to get deportation. What we want to do is to work in society where we can call the police and say something is happening in the neighborhood without being afraid that you're going to be deported," said Alex Gillis of the Immigrant Workers Union.

    Carlos Gonzalez is an 18-year-old who was living in the Waunakee area. If he is deported he will leave behind his parents, girlfriend and unborn child.

    Police say public safety is a balancing act and they maintain that detaining and deporting these 12 gang members will help prevent gang retaliation crimes.

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    If the kids are illegal, so are the parents - deport the all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Newmexican
    If the kids are illegal, so are the parents - deport the all.
    If the kids are legal and the parents are illegal, deport them all.

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    Immigrant Groups Critical of C-14 Gang Member Arrests
    Posted Sunday August 15, 2010 14 hours, 6 minutes ago

    MADISON, Wis. (WTAQ) - Immigrant groups are criticizing Madison police for involving federal ICE agents in last week's round up of C-14 gang members.

    They say the 12 young men were arrested based on rumors and are now being deported. The father of one of the suspects says his teenage son had a job, has a young child and has no criminal record. He says he was trying to get out of the gang.

    Madison Police Chief Noble Wrap says the decision to involve Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents was a difficult one. He says the safety of the community was the main consideration.

    The men were accused of collecting weapons and planning a retaliation attack for the killing last April of their leader, Antonio Perez.

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